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FG, Obi commiserate with victims of collapsed building, flooding in Kano

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
02 September 2022   |   2:42 am
The Federal Government has pledged to effect the necessary policy framework on structural defects of physical and environmental projects in Kano to forestall natural disasters in the state.

The Federal Government has pledged to effect the necessary policy framework on structural defects of physical and environmental projects in Kano to forestall natural disasters in the state.

The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, gave the assurance while inspecting the remain of the three-storey building that collapsed at the GSM market on Beirut road in Kano.

El-Yakub


Similarly, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi sympathised with the victims of the unfortunate incident in the state.

At least two persons were confirmed dead and eight sustained various degrees of injuries at the Beruit road structural collapse last Wednesday.

El-Yakub, who led the Federal Government delegation to the site of the scene, regretted the level of defect of the collapsed building and the havoc wrecked on innocent victims.

The minister declared that the Federal Government would deploy necessary mechanisms to check infrastructural defects to ensure the integrity and trust of the public structure.

He reminded that top on the priority of the Federal Government, include infrastructure development emphasised directive to all contractors handling Federal roads to complete their job before the first quarter of 2023.

Specifically, the minister said the government has directed immediate repair of the structural defect on Ado Bayero bridge at Gydi-Gydi round by Aminu Kano Teaching hospital, Kano.

Represented by his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed, the Labour Party presidential candidate expressed worry over the lives lost to the incident and prayed for the repose of their souls.

Obi, who also visited the popular Kanti-Kwari textile market where a heavy flood damaged over N200 million worth of textile sympathise with the traders, sharing in their grieves.

Obi urged the victims of both incidences to accept the disaster as a trial from God while asking them to take solace in the Almighty God.

Responding on behalf of the traders at the Beirut road, Abubakar Idris, appreciated the visit, however, solicited the Federal Government support to improve development in the market.

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